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5 Guided Treks in Uttarakhand to Try This Winter from January to March 2017

Posted on Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:30:49 by Arun Joshi

Hike the captivating hill ranges of the Uttarakhand and traverse over some of the picturesque trekking trails this winter. Hold up and explore the serenity and beauty this land offers for you because you don’t get a chance like this time and again. So, set your feet to some of the best 5 guided treks in Uttarakhand and test your adventure spirit this year. The hills are calling to expedite into the Himalayan ranges and contemplate the beauty whilst you crisscross its various flora and fauna, snow-clad peaks, towns, temples, lakes and more.

1- Kuari Pass Trek

Kuari Pass Trek

Altitude: 3890 meters
Grade: Easy to moderate
Duration: 09 days
Route: Rishikesh – Nandprayag – Ghat – Selu Bagar – Ghunni – Jhinjhi Village – Pana Village – Dakhwani – Kuari Pass – Tali – Gorson – Auli – Joshimath – Rishikesh – Haridwar

Recognized as one of the most selected treks in Garhwal region, Kuari Pass is an ultimate winter trek you can expedite this season. This beautiful trek is suitable for beginners that stretch to about 3890 meters above sea level. As you traverse through meandering meadows and rhododendron forests you can pass through tranquil streams of the hills and its snow-covered meadow. From the base Rishikesh, you will ascend through vigorous trails crossing tiny villages and places like Ghat, Ghunni, finally reaching Kuari in the Garhwal Himalayas. This trek will offer an incomparable view of the Himalayan region of Uttarakhand’s Garhwal region.

How to Reach:

Railway: Haridwar Railway Station
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Road: Being a popular destination Rishikesh is well connected by major national highways.

2- Chopta Chandrashila Trek:

Chopta Chandrashila Trek

Altitude: 4090 meters
Grade: Easy
Duration: 5 Days
Route: Rishikesh – Rudraprayag – Ukhimath – Deoriatal – Sari Village – Chopta – Tungnath – Chandrashila – Chopta – Haridwar

This trek is one of the famous treks in the Garhwal Himalayas, the trek can be undertaken around the year but it is more spectacular and beautiful in the winter season. However, it is best avoided when the snow bounds the area leaving thick ice sinking grounds. As you scale the Himalayas you can get a 360-degree view of some of the most mesmerizing scene of the Garhwal Himalayas. Traverse the Deoriatal Lake surrounded with beautiful rhododendron forest and other varieties of flowers. And as you move ahead from Tungnath to Chandrashila you are bound to expect beautiful views of the peaks like Chaukhamba peak and Kedar Peak, including other sites like Trishul, Nanda Devi etc.

How to Reach:

Railway: Haridwar Railway Station
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Road: Being a popular destination Rishikesh is well connected by major national highways.

3- Bedni Bugyal Winter Trek

Bedni Bugyal Trek

Altitude: 3354 meters
Grade: Easy
Duration: 7 Days
Route: Haridwar – Karnprayag – Mundoli – Wan – Bedni Bugyal – Ali Bugyal – Bedni Bugyal – Wan – Rishikesh – Haridwar

Set at an elevation of 3354 meters, Bedni Bugyal Trek has one of the easiest trails in the Garhwal Himalaya of Uttarakhand. This trek displays an impressive alpine meadow and lush greens of rolling landscapes. With rich blue sky and starry nights, this trek is perhaps no doubtingly an exotic getaway adventure. As you make your way to the top you can see the sights of Trishul massif, Nanda Ghunti and Chaukhamba. This winning trek cages one’s eye with the vibrant rich colors of nature and its winding trails, lush feathery forests and various flora and species of the Himalayas.

How to Reach:

Railway: Haridwar Railway Station
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Road: Being a popular destination Haridwar is well connected by major national highways.

4- Dodital Winter Trek

Dodital Trek
Altitude: 3307 meters
Grade: Moderate to Hard
Duration: 7 Days
Route: Delhi – Haridwar – Uttarkashi – Sangamchatti – Agoda – Manjhi – Dodital – Agoda – Sangamchatti – Haridwar – Delhi

Located at the north of Uttarkashi, Dodital Winter Trek can certainly be called as a true winter trek. Lying in the Garhwal Himalayas bounded by ranges like Swargarohini and Bandarpoonch, the trails will give you a snowy sight. There is nothing as beautiful as Dodital Lake, base to the freshwater gruelling from the Himalayas, charm filled riddle and serene, tranquil encircling the area is nature lovers dream come true. For those nature and adventure lovers looking to traverse the spellbinding Himalayas during winter, there is nothing better than the Dodital trek.

How to Reach:

Railway: Haridwar Railway Station
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Road: Being a popular destination Haridwar is well connected by major national highways.

5- Auli – Gorson Bugyal Winter Trek

Auli Gorson Bugyal Trek
Altitude: 3150 meters
Grade: Easy
Duration: 7 Days
Route: Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Joshimath – Auli – Gorson Bugyal – Rishikesh – Delhi

A journey smeared with snow covered hills, lovely meadows, and a clear refreshing river is all that you will find in Auli – Gorson Bugyal Winter Trek. Passing through the assorted landscape of Garhwal Himalayas, you will come across beautiful alpine meadows and an array of Himalayan flora. To an adventurer and traveller, this trek is impressive as it not only takes you across meandering slopes but will comfort you with spellbinding sights from Ropeway that will take you from Joshimath to Auli. From Auli, you can witness the magnetic peak of Nanda Devi, Gori Parbat, Neelkanth, Doonagiri to name a few.

How to Reach:

Railway: Haridwar Railway Station
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Road: Being a popular destination Haridwar is well connected by major national highways.

Winter brings the crispness and an urge to the traveller to trek in the Himalayas. Head out to Uttarakhand Himalayas ultimate bliss and walk up and down its mesmerizing hills filled with blonde slopes and grassy meadows. Take rest from your monotonous daily life and explore the uptown of India’s abundant altitude. For more information, you can comment in the box below and if you like this post then please shares with your circle of friends. You can call us at this +91-9212553109 number or email us at info@trekkinginindia.com to know more about guided trekking tours in Uttarakhand.


About

A thoroughbred adventurer, Arun Joshi was born in the picturesque and landlocked district of Chamoli, Uttarakhand. He is well known for his close association with the Indian Himalayas for the past 16 years, and knows the region inside out. His vast knowledge and first-hand experience of trekking to the many challenging regions of the Indian Himalayas have also helped him to establish himself as the go-to guide in the region.


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